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Parksville, British Columbia, CA
Hi all,To begin: fixed focal lenses have brackets for depths of field based on the aperture at which the lens is set. Zoom lens, for obvious reasons do not.My question is, is there a table around that could give me an idea the depth of field range for say five focal lengths?How do others solve this problem?David
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#1. "RE: Depth of field with zoom lenses" | In response to Reply # 0
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#2. "RE: Depth of filed with zoom lenses" | In response to Reply # 0
> Zoom lens, for obvious reasons do not.Actually, many zoom lenses do have such indicators. It's just the two-ring ones that don't. The one-ring versions, such as
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#3. "RE: Depth of filed with zoom lenses" | In response to Reply # 0
If you have an iPhone or an iPad, check out this terrific app:http://blog.martinbaileyphotography.com/mbp-podcast-companion-app/It has a very comprehensive DOF calculator, and includes hundreds of different camera bodies.
#4. "RE: Depth of filed with zoom lenses" | In response to Reply # 0
Hi there is an app called set my camera DOF seems to work wellPhill
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#5. "RE: Depth of filed with zoom lenses" | In response to Reply # 0
The DOF marks on most lenses (which have them) are calculated for an FX or 35mm film camera. You can still use them as a rough guideline for a DX camera, but you should stop down one additional stop.One of the biggest mistakes a photographer can make is to look at the real world and cling to the vain hope that next time his film will somehow bear a closer resemblance to it. - Galen Rowell
#6. "RE: Depth of filed with zoom lenses" | In response to Reply # 5
In addition, if I'm not mistaken, those DOF marks are also calibrated for a "moderate sized print" - which in film days, was an 8x10. Today that's a small print, so probably we need new DOF tables.